Thrifty Tutorial : Five uses for recycling and reusing wrapping paper

I’m a sucker for pretty paper, if someone’s unwrapping a gift that’s wrapped in lovely crisp paper I cringe when I see them ball it up for the bin!  This is one of those occasions when thrift turns me into a total square, but waste not want not is just who I am!

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Here are my five uses for wrapping paper!

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1) Use for cardmaking supplies

These were made with wrapping paper scraps

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2) Whip up some gift tags

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3) Make giftbag filler

This is great for slightly crinkled paper that wont do for cards etc, just run through a straight cut shredder!

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4) Make gift card envelopes

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 5) Keep bits for your toddler craft box

I always think, ooh Joss would like that for cut and stick!

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8 thoughts on “Thrifty Tutorial : Five uses for recycling and reusing wrapping paper

  1. Ooh I do love those cards especially, really well done! They look far tidier that I think my efforts would. I always enjoy keeping pretty wrapping paper although it ends up in the secret paper abyss so I can never find it when I need it. Some lovely ideas here, thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

  2. So creative! I love the cards you made with the little elephants. I always throw lots of scraps away but maybe I’ll hang on to those last bits from now on…

  3. I do exactly the same as you!I hate seeing people just screw it up and throw it in the bin, it’s such a waste. I keep all of ours and use it for crafty things, mainly for making cards. It’s also good for wallpaper for dolls houses if you have a little girl. Thank you for linking up to #ThriftyThursday :-)

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